Through the Lens of Faith

IMG_4537There are many points of focus in this photo. There is the large moon in the distance, then sets of red lights and green lights.

Every day, so many things call out for attention.

How do we focus our attention on faith in the midst of the distractions?

Reflect on the daily things that make you happy. Start with gratitude.

Do you live in or visit small towns? I’ve always lived in a big city, but there IMG_4605are things that appeal to me about small town living.

While I know it can be frustrating to have everyone know your business, in a way it seems that there could be a family atmosphere more readily available.

I think sometimes we need to approach faith in a simple way. We need to remember God loves us, knows us as much as anyone in a small town could know us. God wants us to share the tiniest details of our lives.

So go down to the corner store and share your joys with someone and see how it focuses your faith.

If you have the opportunity to go to a beach, or even a sandy park, take a handful of the sand in your hand. Feel it as it runs IMG_4609through your fingers.

Grab another handful of sand. This time, hold on to as much of it as you can. Pick up a few grains at a time. Just think about how many grains of sand there are in your hand and multiply it by an infinite number.

Those grains of sand are a drop in the bucket of the number of blessings we have been given. It’s so important to count our blessings. There are days when it is too difficult to even consider a handful of blessings. Losses occur and we can feel run down.

Count today as you read this as one blessing in a beach full of blessings.

IMG_1010Leaves are greening, flowers are blooming and spring is in the air.

Do you find yourself being impatient with the slow process? Sometimes we want those flowers to go from budding to bloomed in a blink of an eye. After a long winter, we need all the effects of spring!

We may feel frustrated when our winter faith is slow to warm. But we can follow the cues of the season and know the rebirth will come in its own time.